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  1. 10th Century Forgotten City Unearthed in Ethiopia, Once Thought to be ‘Home of Giants’

    ... Skull Discovery in Ethiopia: Is This the Oldest Known Modern Man? Examples of various beads found (Credit: Timothy ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 21/06/2017 - 01:57

  2. Scientists in India to test DNA of Ancient Skeletons to Determine if they are Ahom Royals

    Scientists in India will compare DNA from the bones of six 700-year-old skeletons to the DNA of living descendants of the Ahom royals to see if the old bones belong to the ancestors of the Ahom royal family or to looters who died while plundering the tombs at the famous Charaideo Maidam site in Assam, the burial site of kings and queens of the Ahom kingdom.

    Mark Miller - 30/04/2015 - 01:05

  3. Two Ancient High Official Father and Son Tombs Opened at Pyramids Area in Egypt

    Two important tombs of Egyptian high officials found in the Pyramids Archaeological Area of Egypt have been opened for the first time since 2007, revealing beautiful artwork and scenes depicting ancient craftsmen.

    lizleafloor - 01/05/2015 - 00:48

  4. Have Scientists Discovered Proof for the Lost Continent of Lemuria?

    Most people have heard of the lost continent of Atlantis. Some know about the legendary lost continent of Lemuria and the semi-mythical land of Kumari Kandam as well. But have you heard of the continent of Mauritia? This landmass formed a part of Madagascar and India and scientists say the rest of the continent is now lying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.

    Alicia McDermott - 02/02/2017 - 18:38

  5. The ‘Cursed’ city of Chorazin

    Woe unto thee, Chorazin! Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the Day of Judgment than for you.

    johnblack - 01/11/2013 - 10:11

  6. Untold True Story of Robert the Bruce, The Outlaw King, set to be Netflix Blockbuster

    Braveheart is a 1995 epic war movie directed by Mel Gibson, who stars as the legendary late 13th-century Scottish rebel warrior, William Wallace, who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. Having grossed $210.4 million worldwide it has set a pretty high bar, but now Netflix original are releasing their own movie Outlaw King and critics are promising it to be a ‘streaming’ blockbust

    ashley cowie - 25/08/2018 - 17:19

  7. Italian Archaeologists Find a Rare Solar Observatory Hewn Into Rock to Highlight the Winter Solstice

    ... site from elsewhere. This is not the only stone with a man-made hole found so far on Sicily. Professor Scuderi said he found two ...

    Mark Miller - 10/01/2017 - 03:48

  8. More Artifacts from a Song Dynasty Chinese Shipwreck Revealed

    A Chinese cargo ship from the Song Dynasty that was salvaged from the depths of the South China Sea in 2007 has revealed more of its rich cargo to archaeologists.  Gold, silver, and copper artifacts are some of the diverse treasures that were found within the South China Sea vessel. The relics can be found at a museum that was built especially for the nautical wreckage.

    Alicia McDermott - 12/01/2016 - 00:50

  9. The Mysterious Lithophones of Vietnam: Descendants of the First Musical Instruments?

    The word ‘lithophone’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘lithos’ and ‘phone’. The first can be translated as ‘stone’, whilst the second means ‘sound’. Therefore, a lithophone may be said to be a ‘sound-making stone’. Today, this word is used to denote a type of musical instrument made of stones. Lithophones have been discovered in different parts of the world, including Vietnam. Researchers have said that lithophones were played between 4,000 and 10,000 years ago.

    dhwty - 20/03/2017 - 21:57

  10. Picking Apart the Picts: The Value of Aberdeen's Newest Discovery

    One of the greatest mysteries of Scotland lies in the northeastern portion of the country. Though named for the Scots because the titular medieval clan won a decisive battle, much of Scotland's history lies in the culture which thrived from the "Dark Ages" up until the medieval period (400-1000AD). This culture is the Picts, and unfortunately, outside of the United Kingdom, the name means little. Yet scholars continue in their determination to uncover the secrets of Pictish life and spread Pictish history beyond the British Isles.

    Riley Winters - 23/08/2017 - 23:06

  11. Vahagn: The Armenian Dragon Slayer God and Bringer of Fire

    Vahagn is a deity that was worshipped in Armenia during the period prior to the coming of Christianity. Vahagn was revered as a fire god. The name Vahagn is derived from a combination of two Sanskrit words –vah and agni. The former is said to mean ‘to bring’, whilst the latter, ‘fire’. According to this interpretation, therefore, the name of this ancient deity may be translated as ‘the bringer of fire’. Vahagn was also worshipped as a god of volcanoes, a solar deity, and a warrior god.

    dhwty - 12/04/2016 - 14:55

  12. Hidden in the Landscape: The Unique Architectural Heritage of Icelandic Turf Houses

    Turf houses are a distinctive type of dwelling found in Iceland with origins dating back to the 9th century AD, which are attributed to the country’s Nordic settlers. The development of turf houses in Iceland took into consideration the island’s local climate, as well as the available building materials. Turf houses continued to be widely used until the middle of the 20th century.

    dhwty - 16/11/2018 - 22:59

  13. Experimental Color Chart Reveals the Original Beauty of Prehistoric Copper Goods

    An international team of Serbian and UK researchers claim to have developed a Cu-As-Sn (Copper-Arsenic-Tin) color ternary diagram, which will help scientists to uncover the original colors of ancient artifacts now patinated through age and exposure.

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 25/12/2017 - 19:06

  14. Tiamat: Mesopotamian Mother Goddess and the Key Component in Creation

    Tiamat is an ambiguous deity who played an important role in the creation myth of ancient Mesopotamia. She was their personification of the primordial sea, from which the first generation of gods were born. Eventually, Tiamat is defeated by Marduk, the patron deity of Babylon. Traditionally, Tiamat is thought to have taken on the form of a dragon, though there is no image dating to Mesopotamian times which has been identified beyond a doubt as depicting this goddess.

    dhwty - 18/08/2018 - 13:56

  15. 10,000-Year-Old Telescopes? Ancient Tombs May Have Enhanced Visibility of Astronomical Phenomena

    Could ancient megalithic passage graves in Portugal dating as far back as 8000 BC have doubled as astronomical observatories? A team of researchers studying the ancient tombs thinks so, and have even suggested that the megaliths provided optical opportunities for the ancient observers, effectively acting as ‘telescopes’ without lenses.

    Mark Miller - 30/06/2016 - 21:44

  16. Clear Evidence of 4,000-Year-Old Trading Post Unearthed Near Abu Dhabi

    A team of archaeologists has uncovered amazing evidence of a 4,000-year-old trading post on Sir Bani Yas island, off Abu Dhabi's coast. The excavations focused on a stone-constructed building at a site on the island's south-west coast.

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 05/06/2017 - 22:55

  17. List of Medieval Killers found Inscribed on Cathedral Wall may help solve Murder Mystery

    A group of restorers working inside the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia, have discovered an ancient inscription on one of the walls which details the names of twenty Medieval murderers and conspirators involved in the assassination of the Grand Prince of Vladimir-Suzdal in 1174 AD. The finding helps shed light on one of the great murder mysteries of 12th century Russia.

    aprilholloway - 16/01/2016 - 14:15

  18. The Jin Dynasty: The Sima Clan Fights to Hold China Together

    The Jin (晉) Dynasty was an imperial dynasty that ruled China between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD. It was established following the Three Kingdoms period, during which China was fragmented into three powerful states. The Jin Dynasty succeeded in conquering these three kingdoms, thus reuniting China. However, it soon fell into disorder once again.

    dhwty - 22/05/2018 - 01:56

  19. Oldest Weapons Ever Discovered in North America Pre-date Clovis

    Texas A&M University researchers have discovered what are believed to be the oldest weapons ever found in North America: ancient spear points that are 15,500 years old. The findings raise new questions about the settlement of early peoples on the continent.

    ancient-origins - 25/10/2018 - 18:59

  20. Myth and mystery of the Blarney Stone has been shattered by new research

    The Blarney Stone is a block of stone which was built into the battlements of Blarney Castle in 1446 AD. The legendary stone is shrouded in myth and mystery and according to tradition, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness. For hundreds of years it has been believed that the stone had mythical or important historical origins.

    aprilholloway - 19/03/2014 - 11:53

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